Archive for August, 2002
Badgemore Park is a well maintained scenic course where the tees, fairway’s and greens are all in top condition. The course starts with two fairly easy holes, the 1st has lots of room on the left if you are wayward with your drive and if you hit it right you will be on the 10th fairway with the green still reachable but a blind shot over trees.
The 2nd is a par 5 that if the wind is right can easily be reached in 2, so you could be standing on the 3rd under Par! which is a good thing because you may just take 7 or 8 on the next hole.
The 3rd is a dogleg which curves at almost 90° to the left and at 460 yards is very difficult to reach in 2. You could hit quite a good tee shot to the middle of the fairway and still not be able to see the green.
The next few holes have bail out areas for the wayward golfer but there are long rough & wooded areas to stay clear of. The 10th, 12th, 15th & 16th will make you think about what club to hit off the tee as a driver/3wood is probably not the best club to take on these holes.
The round was a little slow, but I think there was a society in front so maybe it was a one off, although I think the shared tees on the 2nd/11th and the two holes where the fairway’s cross over each other do slow the round down a little.
Tylney Park is a superb looking course set in an undulating tree lined area just outside Rotherwick. The fairways and tees were in great shape and the greens, well you certainly can’t say that they are a bit flat, humps, bumps, slopes and tiers on nearly all of them.
All the holes apart from 10,11 and 12 are played through tree lined fairways where a misplaced drive will cost you dearly, the rough at about 2″ deep doesn’t look a bad place to be, but it is the type of rough where your ball sits right down making it almost impossible to see, even when standing right next to it.
I had a great day here and recommend this course to anyone who wants a challenge and likes to enjoy the scenery while playing but be warned the course record of only 3 under tells you that this is no easy course.